Why Are You Hitting Yourself

This is a great thread. I run into similar problems fairly regularly.

I am constantly surprised by the preposterous efforts most people will undertake to avoid thinking even for a single second. I know, people attempt cognitive parsimony but in almost every case I’ve witnessed the effort expended not to think far exceeds that to attempt to cogitate. But no, they never, ever do.

It’s like watching a child that hurts itself to “get back” at you. It’s both a bit funny and more than a bit sad.